Project Budburst

Grade Level: 6 – 12
Students Will:

  • Identify several tree or flower species in their area, and observe the sequence
    of budding in those species relative to each other
  • Observe budding phenology and understand how the budding stage fits into a
    plant’s life cycle
  • Understand the relationship between weather and phenology.
  • Enter data into Web-based databases and compare their observations with those
    of students in other regions.
  • Interpret their data and convey results in graphics and/or in writing.

Activity Material:
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/citizen_science/budburst/TeacherGuide_PB2007.pdf

[Source:Center for Teaching and Learning at Chicago Botanic Garden]